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Events 1 - 47 of 47
1863-08-11 - Cambodia becomes French protectorate
1946-01-07 - Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union
1950-05-21 - Vietnamese troops of Ho Chi-Minh attack Cambodia
1950-12-30 - Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states in France Union
1953-11-09 - Cambodia (now Kampuchea) gains independence within French Union
1953-11-09 - Cambodia becomes independent from France.
1955-03-02 - King Norodom Sihanukh of Cambodia succeeded by his father
1958-07-10 - Ex-king Norodom Sihanoek appointed premier of Cambodia
1960-06-13 - Prince Norodom Sihanoek becomes head of Cambodia
1965-05-03 - Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with the US
1966-05-01 - US troops shooting targets in Cambodia
1967-02-22 - 25,000 US & S Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction City, offensive to smash Viet Cong stronghold near Cambodian border
1967-05-10 - Stockholm Vietnam-Tribunal declares US aggression in Vietnam/Cambodia
1969-04-24 - US B-52's drop 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary
1969-05-08 - Cambodia recognizes German DR
1970-03-18 - Cambodia military coup under Gen Lon Nol, prince Sihanuk flees
1970-04-29 - 50,000 US & South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia
1970-04-30 - US troops invade Cambodia
1970-06-29 - US ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia
1970-10-09 - Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence
1971-12-01 - Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.
1972-03-10 - Gen Lon Nol becomes pres & prince Sirik Matak premier of Cambodia
1973-08-14 - US ends secret bombing of Cambodia
1975-04-01 - Cambodia President Lon Nol flees for Red Khmer
1975-04-16 - Cambodian Red Khmer occupy Phnom Penh
1975-04-17 - Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day)
1975-05-12 - US merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces
1975-05-14 - French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia
1975-05-14 - US forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
1976-01-05 - Cambodia is renamed "Democratic Kampuchea"
1976-04-02 - Cambodia Khieu Sampan succeeds prince Sihanouk as premier
1977-03-18 - US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, N Korea & Cambodia
1977-12-31 - Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with Vietnam
1979-04-05 - Ex-premier Pol Jar flees out of Cambodia
1981-06-27 - Cambodia adopts its constitution
1989-09-26 - Last Vietnamese soldiers leave Cambodia
1989-10-22 - Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia
1991-11-14 - Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.
1993-09-24 - Norodom Sihanouk again installed as king of Cambodia
1994-07-26 - Cambodia's Red Khmer surprise attack on train, kills 13
1997-08-07 - Ung Huot appointed Cambodia's 1st premier
1998-11-23 - Agreement between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his rival, prince Norodom Ranariddh.
1998-12-29 - Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million.
1999-04-30 - Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the total members to 10.
2004-10-07 - King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.
2009-09-26 - Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
2012-09-10 - A left over bazooka grenade in Cambodia explodes and kills three children
Birthdays 1 - 14 of 14
1913-11-13 - Lon Nol, Cambodian politician (d. 1985)
1922-10-31 - Norodom Sihanouk, king/pres/prem Cambodia (My War with the CIA), (d. 2012)
1928-05-19 - Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (d. 1998)
1931-07-27 - Khieu Samphan, Cambodian politician
1940-03-22 - Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian/American actor (d. 1996)
1942-09-27 - Dith Pran, Cambodian-born photojournalist
1942-11-17 - Khang Khek Leu, Cambodian politician
1944-01-02 - Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician
1945-01-11 - Samdech Preah Sanghareach Bour Kry, Supreme Patriarch of the Cambodian Dhammayutt Order
1951-04-04 - Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia
1953-05-14 - Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia
1959-10-26 - François Chau, Cambodian actor
1964-04-18 - Rithy Panh, Cambodian film director
1965-08-22 - Patricia Hy-Boulais, Cambodia, tennis star (1994 Auckland doubles)
Deaths 1 - 4 of 4
1951-10-29 - De Raymond, French High Director of Cambodia, murdered
1998-04-15 - Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (b. 1925)
2006-04-01 - In Tam, Cambodian politician (b. 1916)
2012-10-15 - Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia, dies from a heart attack at 89